Piano Exams: to Take or Not to Take?

I have been asked this question many times by parents: Should my child take the piano exams, and are they important? Often, my answer is, “it depends”. Speaking from personal experience, focusing solely on passing examinations does not provide a holistic musical education that I have grown to favor.

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How I Began Teaching Autistic Children

I began working with special needs children by chance. In fact, I was teaching music and movement group classes for 2 to 4 year-old children when a parent reached out to ask if I would be able to conduct one-to-one lessons for her autistic son. I gamely said yes, not knowing that it would set me down this immensely rewarding path.

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